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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The King Richard III Room (GO49) - West Offices. View directions

Contact: Louise Cook  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

14.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member confirmed he had no personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, nor any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest, to declare in the business on the agenda.

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 21 October 2019.

Minutes:

The Executive Member gave his apologies for not attending the last Decision Session and he thanked Cllr Aspden for substituting.

 

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on  21 October 2019 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

16.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Thursday, 21 November 2019. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting may be filmed and webcast,or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

17.

Connecting People and Places - A Community Hub Approach pdf icon PDF 279 KB

The 4Community Growth Area-Based Financial Inclusion Project (4CGY) tested out a particular approach to developing community hubs over a 30 month period from 2017 onwards.  This report highlights the learning from that project and applies that learning in proposing to deliver a wider programme of developing community hubs over the next two years.

Decision:

Resolved:

(i)           That the impact of the 4Community Growth Area-Based Financial Inclusion Project (4CGY), be noted.

 

(ii)      That the approach to developing community hubs, as set out in paragraph 19 onwards of the report, be approved.

 

Reason:  To create improved community facilities and opportunities for York’s residents.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that informed him of the 4Community Growth Area-Based Financial Inclusion Project (4CGY) and the development of community hubs as a vehicle for supporting and engaging with York’s communities.

 

The Area Based Financial Inclusion Project Manager and the Strategic Services Manager were in attendance to present the report. They highlighted the background to the 4CGY project, and confirmed it was designed primarily to promote financial inclusion, through the development of community hubs. The Executive Member noted that the community hubs had been running since 2017 and provided relevant services and delivered jobs fairs, volunteer development programmes and training and support for residents.

 

Officers highlighted the impact the community hubs had on residents and it was noted that community volunteers, professionals and practitioners involved in running the community hubs had also recognised the real difference that the approach was making to the lives of local residents and were keen to further develop their offer and reach.

 

Officers explained the key elements of a community hub and the support that would be provided to all community venues to help develop their respective offer. The model used would respond to and support community need, nurture trusting relationships with communities and develop a holistic approach to the early identification of need and early help. 

 

The Executive Member noted the next steps to develop additional community hubs across the city, particularly in communities that faced the greatest challenges and he thanked Officers for the work they were undertaking to develop, grow and support community facilities and opportunities for York residents.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)    That the impact of the 4Community Growth Area-Based Financial Inclusion Project (4CGY), be noted.

 

 (ii)  That the approach to developing community hubs, as set out in paragraph 19 onwards of the report, be approved.

 

Reason:  To create improved community facilities and opportunities for York’s residents.

 

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